June is officially Foster A Pet Month! Fosters are very much the unsung heroes of the pet care world. They provide crucial services, filling the gap between shelter and forever home. If you love animals, you may very well be interested in trying to help them out. Fostering can be a great way to do that! A Fort Bragg, NC vet lists some reasons to consider fostering pets in this article.
Fostering can give you a good feel of how a four-legged pal would fit into your life. It’s still a big responsibility: you’ll of course need to make sure that you have the time, space, and, in many cases, budget wiggle room available to care for a pet before signing on to foster. However, it can help you determine whether or not you’re ready for the forever commitment that adoption entails.
It can be absolutely heartbreaking to think of all of the homeless pets out there. Rescue stories are also often tear jerkers. Nobody can help every single homeless or neglected animal in the world, but you can definitely help at least one! Many people find this very fulfilling and rewarding.
Another good thing about fostering is that it’s a shorter commitment time. There isn’t necessarily an end date involved: you could have your furry ward for days, weeks, or even months. That said, if you know that next year you’ll be moving to a place where you can’t have pets, fostering can be a great option.
Are you considering moving into a pet care industry? Fostering can also give you wonderful hands-on experience in animal care. Whether it’s bottle-feeding a litter of kittens or helping a skinny pup regain his strength, you may find that you learn something from each one of these experiences.
You’ve heard the sayings about being the change you want to see in the world. Fostering is a perfect example of that. It doesn’t matter if you foster the occasional pet, or have an ever-changing roster of adorable charges. Every animal matters, and so does everything we do to help them.
Do you have questions about your pet’s health or care? Please reach out to us, your local Fort Bragg, NC animal clinic, with any questions or concerns about your pet’s health or care.